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Guilty Pleasures in Decorating | Palm Tree Lamps

I do not think that this subject needs a lot of explanation. We all know the concept of a ‘guilty pleasure’ and I may presume that we all have them.

Guilty pleasures exist in the world of interior design too: they are those furnishing items you absolutely adore, but are a little embarrassed about because others might discover your ‘bad taste’.

“We all need a splash of bad taste – it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical,” said Diana Vreeland (legendary former editor for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar). To celebrate her words, in this series I am sharing some of my guilty pleasures in decorating and I can only hope your judgement won’t be too harsh.

First up: vintage palm tree lamps. Lamps in the form of a palm tree. Gold-plated, generously foliaged and often placed on a shiny lacquered base. Some of them reaching a height of over 2 meters.

 

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